The 5 of the week of Mercedes Sicilia (Student of English course of the IIE)

Monday / “101+19=120: poems” by Ángel González


I notice it: how I am becoming

less certain, confused,

dissolving in the air

everyday, crude

shred of me, frayed

and broken by the fists

I understand: I have lived

one more year, and that is very hard.

move the heart every day

almost a hundred times a minute!

To live a year it is necessary

die many times a lot.

( Taken from

Image from "Noses, little owls and volcanoes" Editorial Media Vaca
Image from "Noses, little owls and volcanoes" Editorial Media Vaca

Ángel González (Oviedo, 1925) is undoubtedly one of the greatest and most representative poets of the "Poetic Generation of 50". This volume contains one hundred and one poems selected by the author himself from his legendary work "Word on Word", as well as 19 unpublished poems. Ángel González won the Prince of Asturias Award for Literature in 1985 and the Queen Sofía Award for Ibero-American Poetry in 1996. In this same year of 1996 he was elected member of the Royal Spanish Academy.

(Taken from Publisher Viewer).

See also:

The recommended titles are in the Library of the International Institute. If you are interested in reading this recommendation, you can check its availability at IIE library catalog.

101+19=120: poems / Ángel González; prologue by Luis García Montero. — Madrid: Viewer, 2000. — 227 p. ; 20cm — (Poetry viewer; 435).

DL M 23497-2000 — ISBN 84-7522-435-0 / PQ 6613.O489 A195 2000